Sunshine State linebacker Jones heading north

Linebacker Robert Jones (Miami/Monsignor Edward Pace) is set to play in the Mid-American Conference for Northern Illinois after committing to the Huskies, multiple sources report.

NIU is the only school to offer Jones at this time but other programs, including Boston College, Rutgers, South Florida, West Virginia and Western Kentucky, also recruited the 5-foot-11, 200-pound Jones.

Jones displayed impressive athleticism prior to his junior year, registering a 4.7 40-yard dash, 4.56 20-yard shuttle and 24-inch vertical on the combine circuit.

Northern Illinois has six pledges.